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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 12.0: Reduce injury and illness among groups of construction workers through improved understanding of why groups of workers experience disproportionate risks in construction work and expanding the availability and use of effective interventions.

Intermediate Goal 12.3: Develop and disseminate materials on risk and effective interventions to raise awareness and increase the utilization of these methods by construction stakeholders and to influence policy-makers. Based on existing information, Hispanic workers should be an important target group, but efforts should not neglect other groups, including non-Hispanic immigrants and inexperienced workers.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
12.3.1 Explore the delivery and evaluation of new types of creative mechanisms for reaching immigrant construction workers that target contractors, workers, community groups, advocacy groups, local unions, schools, etc. Pilot and evaluate the effectiveness of promising dissemination methods.
Evaluating the Efficacy of Safety Liaisons and Worker Training among Vulnerable Workers in Residential Construction

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
12.3.2 Increase dissemination of safety, workers’ rights, and resource information to immigrant/at-risk workers. Evaluate barriers to understanding of such materials. Employ various types of communication channels/methods to reach these hard-to-reach workers.
NIOSH Information Dissemination Strategy: Spanish
12.3.3 Establish partnerships with construction organizations and groups who represent at-risk workers to develop and disseminate materials. Communicate findings and results of research to these partner organizations to aid in disseminating study results and promote policy changes when necessary.
12.3.4 Forge new mechanisms for outreach to small employers and companies including family-owned businesses with at-risk worker populations to evaluate intervention effectiveness and disseminate important safety and health information. Evaluate effectiveness of direct-to-worker communication vs. employer-based communication for getting results with vulnerable populations.
Page last updated:April 24, 2013
Page last reviewed:May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director


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